Hero HF Deluxe is one of the most popular and best commuter motorcycles that were designed from the world’s largest and biggest two-wheeler manufacturing company. Moreover, this motorcycle was also listed under the top 10 best-selling motorcycles within the India marketplace for a long time. Currently, this bike is spotted at position 2 within the list and sold out over 2 lakh units per month in the Indian market.
It was also earlier named CD Deluxe while Hero MotoCorp didn’t partner with its former partner Honda. Once the joint venture is ended, Hero Company launches itsHero HF Deluxe Eco bike to make more desirable and various features along with the fuel-efficient engine. Hero HF Deluxe bike’s prime highlights are i3s technology, attractive graphics, allow wheels, an electric start, and many more.
Design & Features
Hero HF Deluxe bike comes with quite simple design and despite appear like a good-looking motorcycle. The upfront angular headlamp along with its curvy fuel tank will help to look similar to a modern budgeted motorcycle. Besides, the attractive graphics will assist the motorcycle to look more appealing and stylish to the masses. It also comes with alloy wheels to showcase itself as a sporty highlight.
It is quite proportionate with the overall design and Hero HF Deluxe will appear much better when comparative with its other competitors. Due to this reason and even in rural localities, this bike is quite popular among teenagers. This bike comes with five different color options for sell such as Classy Maroon Metallic, Boon Silver Metallic, Black with Purple, Black with Red, and Candy Blazing Red.
Engine & Performance
HF Deluxe has powered well by the company with numerous tests and tried to in-built 97.2cc single-cylinder along with a 4-speed gearbox to mat the air-cooled engine. This engine can perform well and develop the respective torque and power outputs at 8.05 Nm & 8.2 PS. With the daily rides, the Hero HF Deluxe engine is refined to become hassle-free and easy. The engine includes the company’s patented i3s technology to provide decent fuel efficiency.
With regards to the mechanism, the engine will automatically shut it down if the gearbox is under the neutral stage for more than five seconds and also if the engine is in idle state. If once the riders press the clutch, the engine will start to work as normal. With this utilization, fuel efficiency has improved well and most important to get the segment at this price point.
Braking & Handling
Hero HF Deluxe bike included with the rear side of 110 mm drum brake and the front side of 130 drum brake. It is also equipped with the rear side of twin spring shock absorbers and the front side of conventional telescopic forks. As per your convenience, it is possible to adjust the rear shock absorbers by using the two-step adjustable.
The bike’s total weight is around 110 kg, makes a maneuver and easy handling for day to day commutes.This motorcycle is bolted with the help of tubular double cradle chassis which provides good stability and also maintains its composition even at higher speeds. The Hero HF Deluxe tires ride on the front side of 4 PR / 42P – 2.75 x 18 and rear side of 6 PR / 48P – 2.75 x 18 to provide a decent grip for daily commutes.
Hero HF Deluxe model comes with drum brakes at front & rear ends (both ends) to provide decent stopping power. This motorcycle has a headlamp with power 12V – 35W that brightens the road much better in the dark. This bike comes with i3s technology (company’s patented) that helps to consume the fuel-saving and also quite convenient to turn it off if you do not prefer to utilize it. It is much safer to ride this motorcycle on any road conditions.
This motorcycle also has a significant feature of using the easy electric start for the rider’s convenience. It also has a clear lens with turning winkers will appear good and also serve its purpose well. Another impressive addition is the utilization of alloy wheels that makes the Hero HF Deluxe is a budget-friendly and desirable motorcycle.
Currently, this bike is available for sale in five different variants and pricing starts from Rs 40,000, while the top-most end variant that comes with i3S technology will be sold at Rs 49,000 (ex-showroom price in Delhi). Hero HF Deluxe is one of the best and most affordable bikes that can be purchased in India. It includes numerous features and looks to be more competitive to its other bike rivals.
With regards to 100cc entry-level bike segment (commuter), it competes with TVS Sport and Bajaj CT100 bikes. HF Deluxe has a huge hit within this segment by having multiple usable features, competitive price points, and also highly accepted design.